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Re^2: BerkeleyDB and a very large file

by alexm (Chaplain)
on Aug 22, 2008 at 01:06 UTC ( #706033=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: BerkeleyDB and a very large file
in thread BerkeleyDB and a very large file

Another one, quite important: BerkeleyDB files are platform dependant, i.e. you cannot use a little-endian file on a big-endian platform and vice versa.

On the other hand, BerkeleyDB doesn't provide network support, it's file based only.

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Re^3: BerkeleyDB and a very large file
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 22, 2008 at 07:41 UTC

      Well, you might think they can be used, but this notice on the Selecting a byte order shows that they're not actually so usable:

      It is important to note that the Berkeley DB access methods do no data conversion for application specified data. Key/data pairs written on a little-endian format architecture will be returned to the application exactly as they were written when retrieved on a big-endian format architecture.

      Thus, if I'm getting it right, you can actually read a BerkeleyDB file from a different platform, but first you'll have to convert both keys and data to native form in order to use them.

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